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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Ben Tse and Carol Musgrave


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Majority support expressed in Art 23 consultation  Listenfacebook
The government says the vast majority of the more than 13,100 submissions it received in a public consultation exercise support plans to enact national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law. Damon Pang reports:
'Seditious intent' needs clearer definition  Listenfacebook
The Bar Association says the government should consider narrowing the definition of "acts with seditious intent". It made the recommendation in its submission to the Article 23 public consultation. Hailey Yip reports:
Govt condemns US criticism of planned laws  Listenfacebook
The SAR government has condemned as “biased and misleading” criticism from the United States of its plans for the new national security legislation under Article 23. Jacqueline Guico reports:
Property curbs could come back, if needed  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says the government has not ruled out re-introducing property market cooling measures if necessary. He was speaking in a radio phone-in programme on his budget, a day after announcing the so-called 'spicy measures' would be dropped with immediate affect given the current market situation. He says officials will monitor the situation closely, as Brigitte Pu reports:
FS defends monthly fireworks, drone shows  Listenfacebook
Paul Chan has also been responding to callers who say his plan for monthly fireworks and drone displays will lack the element of surprise. As Frank Yung reports, the finance minister says the frequency of the shows would actually make it easier for visitors to plan their trips to Hong Kong:
Govt taking 'prudent' approach over land sales  Listenfacebook
The government says eight residential sites included in its land-sale programme for the next financial year will generate more than 5,500 flats. Development chief Bernadette Linn says officials will take a prudent approach when it comes to land sales, as Anne Chan reports:
Reduction in EV tax concession 'not an impediment'  Listenfacebook
The head of the Automobile Association says he believes tax concessions on electric vehicles are the main catalyst for the growth in sales here. Peter Goh says in 2019, EVs made up seven percent of total car sales but this ratio increased to 65 percent last year. He was commenting after the Financial Secretary announced in Wednesday's budget that the concessions would be extended for another two years but reduced by 40 percent. But as he explained to Carol Musgrave, many buyers would not be affected by the reduction:
HK should plan for stable green methanol supply  Listenfacebook
The head of the World Green Organisation says the green methanol refuelling industry is expected to grow by 30 percent over the next five years so Hong Kong should try to capture this opportunity. William Yu was commenting on the government's plan to hold a feasibility study into having methanol bunkering services in Hong Kong for local and ocean-going vessels. Yu says Singapore has already started supplying the fuel from a tanker. He told Ben Tse that Hong Kong needed to find out how to obtain and ensure a stable supply of green methanol:
Calls to get measles jab as global infections soar  Listenfacebook
The Centre for Health Protection has warned of a surge in measles infections globally, adding that there have been three cases in Hong Kong this year. It urged people to be vigilant and ensure their children are up-to-date with their vaccinations. Tony Sabine reports:
HKEX: revenue and profits 'second best' on record  Listenfacebook
The operator of the SAR's stock exchange says revenue and profit from last year were the "second best on record". The announcement comes even though Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said the number of new listings on the bourse was the lowest in over a decade. Azam Khan reports: